BDATA and ezSec Won Rogers 5G Pitch Competition

The Forge clients BDATA and ezSec won Rogers 5G pitch competition

On October 27, Communitech hosted the Rogers 5G virtual pitch competition, where six companies presented their innovative proposals to address security challenges in the 5G space to a team of executives from Rogers Inc. On January 12, Communitech announced that four startups, including two of The Forge Business Incubator program alumnus, BDATA and ezSec, were selected to continue building relationships through collaborative ENCQOR projects and partnerships with the Rogers…

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Obie receives numerous G2 awards

Obie receives numerous G2 awards

On January 6, G2 recognized Obie in the following categories for their Winter 2021 awards: Momentum Leader, Category Leader, Easiest Setup (Enterprise), Fastest Implementation (Enterprise), Easiest Admin (Enterprise), Easiest to do Business With (Enterprise), High Performer, and High Performer (Mid-Market segment). Obie is a knowledge base software and support accelerator on a mission to make knowledge universally accessible at work. The Forge Alumnus leverages AI to capture knowledge from…

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ImaginAble Solutions receives top prizes in pitch competitions

Imaginable Solutions

Lianna Genovese, the CEO and founder of Imaginable Solutions impressed a panel of judges and audience members with her pitch and innovative business idea in the 2020 BioTEC Pitch Competition and in the Toronto Finals of the Global Student Entrepreneur Awards. In the competitions, Genovese pitched Guided HandsTM, an assistive device designed to help people experiencing limited hand mobility in writing, painting, drawing, and using a tablet/computer. On December…

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OBIE launches enterprise-focused enhancements to its platform

On December 2, Obie announced the launch of three enterprise-focused enhancements to its knowledge management platform, with the purpose of facilitating easy and powerful knowledge sharing across teams using Slack. Obie is a knowledge base software and support accelerator on a mission to make knowledge universally accessible at work. The Forge Alumnus leverages AI to capture knowledge from silos and deliver answers where questions are asked. Obie will offer seamless…

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Longan Vision showcased in Google for Startups Accelerator Demo Day

The top startups in the Google for Startups Accelerator Canada accelerator program presented their companies during the virtual Demo Day 2020 event, held on November 26. The Google for Startups Accelerator Canada is a three-month digital program for Seed to Series A technology startups whereby Longan Vision was part of their inaugural cohort. As clients of The Forge, Longan Vision are developing smart goggles to improve work experience and…

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AgeRate and Heirlume featured in SPARK 2020

The Forge alumni, AgeRate and Heirlume were featured in SPARK 2020, the Accelerator Centre (AC) Jumpstart Showcase event. The showcase aims to spotlight southern Ontario’s thriving startup scene and the brilliant minds behind some of Ontario’s most innovative startups. AgeRate measures and compares a person’s biological age and chronological age by examining DNA-methylation patterns, encouraging people to make healthy lifestyle choices to slow the aging process. Heirlume has innovated…

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PULSE receives $60K grant from Mitacs Accelerate

PULSE Lifesaving Receives Grant from Mitacs

PULSE Lifesaving, The Forge client, has secured a $60,000 Mitacs Accelerate grant to support continued prototype development and applied research. Mitacs Accelerate is a research grant that offsets research internship and fellowship costs. The Mitacs project is being undertaken in collaboration with partners at McMaster University, Mohawk College and EON Reality to develop and test an augmented reality first aid training program. “This announcement comes at an exciting time for…

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Longan Vision Receives Investment from 15th Rock Ventures

Longan Vision Corp., The Forge client, has received seed round funding from 15th Rock Ventures. The Tokyo based VC firm invests in Human Augmentation projects with the goal of improving people’s physical abilities and extending their healthy lifespan, creating a more affluent society. Longan Vision is producing a Fusion Vision System (FVS) that is a mixed-reality visor or head-up display (HUD) to help firefighters and those working in extreme…

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Predict Technologies Launches EduSafe

Predict Technologies- Launches EduSafe

Predict Technologies, the Forge client, officially launched EduSafe, a targeted and strategic solution to COVID-19 screening. EduSafe is a standalone screening tool targeted toward Canadian schools and daycares. EduSafe.ca is a daily educational screening solution that allows parents, teachers, and administrators to reduce the transmission of COVID-19, before children arrive on campus. “We realized that the current screening solutions offer little clinical guidance on what is the best-practices for…

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ImaginAble Solutions and BData Win Top Prizes in LiONS LAIR

BDATA and ImaginAble Solutions Score Top Prizes in LiONS LAIR

Congratulations to The Forge clients, BData Solutions (BDATA) for receiving second place and ImaginAble Solutions for receiving The People’s Choice award ($2,500 cash prize) in Innovation Factory’s annual LiONS LAIR pitch competition. Sixteen innovative startups pitched to three industry-leading judges and a television audience during the virtual bracket-style tournament that took place on September 21-24. Read more. BDATA impressed the judges with their innovative technology. BDATA develops IoT and…

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